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Volusia Memorial Funeral Home & Volusia Memorial Park

548 North Nova Road, Ormond Beach, FL

OBITUARY

Roosevelt Thomas

December 9, 1930July 23, 2020
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Roosevelt Thomas, known as The Peanut Man, 89, of Daytona Beach, FL, formerly of Monticello, FL, went to meet Jesus on July 23, 2020. He was born on December 9, 1930 to Ardley Thomas, Jr., and Lucinda Roberts Thomas. Roosevelt is a veteran of the United States Army and was Honorably Discharged in April 1963. He was a chef/cook that loved to feed people. Most importantly, he accepted Christ at a young age at New Bethel AME Church in Monticello. In Heaven, Roosevelt was reunited with his parents and siblings, Luther, Ola, Willie, Lillian, and Cleveland, and great-grandchild, Jeremiah. Left behind to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 59 years, Irene Thomas; devoted children, Evanger Cunningham (husband, Joseph), Alfred Thomas (wife, Florida), and Bettye Gail Samuel (husband, Brian); brothers, Elvin Thomas, and John Thomas (wife, Annie); brothers-in-law, Johnnie Shepard (wife, Valeria), Russell Shepard (wife, Loretta), and Emmett Shepard (wife, Carol); sisters-in-law, Endia Thomas, and Edna Shepard; grandchildren, Gerald Cunningham, Alfred Thomas Jr., Maurice Nedd (wife, Nakita), Kenneth Thomas (wife, LaQuinta), Marquis Nedd (wife, Susanna), Octavia Thomas, Dennis King, Jr. (wife, LaKeisha), Frederica Wilson, Shivajio Samuel, Zya Samuel and Latasha Vilomar; great-grandchildren, Travelle, Elijah, Alshawn, Maurice II, Amiya, Major, Rochelle, Kenneth Jr., Faith, Kendra Kristina, Quentin, Assad, Ahmad, Jabari, Dennis III, Dennis IV, Dennis V, Zara, Logan, Z’Nya, and Jake; great-great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Zion, Genesis, and Travelle Jr.; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends who will miss him dearly.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Roosevelt’s name to Morning Star Baptist Church through their Cash App. Enter Morning Star.

A Wake will be Friday, July 31, 2020 from 5pm to 8pm at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be livestreamed through Volusia Memorial Funeral Home's Facebook page on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 11am.

Services

  • Wake

    Friday, July 31, 2020

  • Celebration of Life Funeral Service

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

  • Burial with Military Honors

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

Memories

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Kenneth Shepard

August 3, 2020

I have so many fond memories of my time spent at my uncle and aunt house with my cousins Alfred and Bettygail. Suffice to say that Love, Family and Faith has “always” been a pillar of strength in their home. Amid the challenges of life Uncle Roosevelt’s commitment to these tenets remains everlasting to those who know him. May God guide You and your reward be abundant in the hereafter.

Love your nephew Ken

Mrs. Michelle Hall-Shabazz

August 1, 2020

My sincere condolences to the Thomas family. Loosing a loved one is very painful. Always remember the beautiful memories. I will definitely keep the family in my prayers. God Bless you all.

Bettye (Thomas) Samuel

July 31, 2020

Thank you, daddy, for all of the memories that I have of and with you. I love you daddy.
Your baby,
Bettye Gail

Kevin Mallory

July 31, 2020

I remember growing up Mr. Thomas used to pay me $1.00 for every squirrel I would shoot with my BB gun. He would cook the squirrels with rice. Little did I know I was in business at that time. Thank you for the memories.

Sharon Walker

July 29, 2020

When tomorrow starts without me.
Please try to understand.
God called my name.
I had to answer and my spirit He did reclaim.
My body, this shell, is left here for now until Jesus do return.
I feel no hurt, I feel no pain, I no longer have any concerns.
I wish I could take your pain away so you don't have to hurt or feel blue.
You can call on the Comforter that something He will do.
So tomorrow when you start the day without me; know we're really not that far apart, because every time you think of me, I be right there in your heart.

Praying the family's comfort and strength for the days and weeks ahead.
Love Sharon 'Tabi'Walker

Carleaner Jordan

July 29, 2020

My condolences to the Thomas family & R.I.P Mr. Thomas

Chiquita McNeil

July 26, 2020

He had a great spirit. Praying for healing and strength. He will be missed. I will never forget him.😪

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